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120 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Susan Wagner and how PE helps kids be smarter!

120 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Susan Wagner and how PE helps kids be smarter!

Dr. Susan Wagner - an expert in School Physical Education - joins us in the podcast today.  We talk extensively about the need for activity for kids, why school systems are abolishing PE and recess, and how these actions could be jeopardizing not only the kids' health but also their academic progress.  (Yes, students actually do better on tests when they're active.  Easiest way for schools to boost performance on academic tests - make sure that recess and PE are in the curriculum.  Are a...
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118 - It's Podcast Friday with Jennifer Simmons and Cardiac Rehab

118 - It's Podcast Friday with Jennifer Simmons and Cardiac Rehab

Ms. Jennifer Simmons, Lead Exercise Physiologists of Iredell Health Care System, joins us today to talk Cardiac Rehab!  You may think, "hey, I don't need cardiac rehab" - and hopefully you don't!  But it is estimated that only 20% of the people that could benefit from cardiac rehab actually try rehab.  So listen up and encourage those you know with heart 'issues' to make sure they get qualified, appropriate care.
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117 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. John Lawler and Antioxidants!

117 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. John Lawler and Antioxidants!

It's summer and what better time to talk about....Antioxidants and Free Radicals?  Antioxidants and free radicals continue to be a huge topic in the world of sports medicine and today we have Dr. John Lawler, one of the world's experts on antioxidants with us on the podcast to talk about exercise, health, and the role of antioxidants.  Given the number of times we all hear about antioxidants, this is a great podcast to give you some background information!
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116 - Podcast Friday is BACK!  With Award-winning journalist David Epstein and The Sports Gene!

116 - Podcast Friday is BACK! With Award-winning journalist David Epstein and The Sports Gene!

We are starting our new season with a special interview with David Epstein, Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated.  Today is a special day because Mr. Epstein's new book - The Sports Gene - was released yesterday on August 1.  This book is an amazingly detailed, but hugely readable look at the Nature vs. Nurture question especially as related to sports proficiency.  In the book, Mr. Epstein considers the 10,000 Practice Rule (and why it is false), as well as the actual role of genetics in det...
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112 - It's Podcast Friday and our 10th Anniversary! With Founder Dr. Jack Wilmore!

112 - It's Podcast Friday and our 10th Anniversary! With Founder Dr. Jack Wilmore!

Today is our 10th Anniversary! and to celebrate, we've got a special podcast with Dr. Jack Wilmore, the Founder and first Director of our Institute!  Dr. Wilmore is also one of the legendary figures in Exercise Physiology in the United States having published over 300 scientific articles and being at the forefront of so many different phases of the growth of Exercise Science from the 1960's to the 2000's.  So have a listen to the podcast today!
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110 - It's Podcast Friday with Capt. Julianne Gillespie and Exercise / Aerospace Physiology!

110 - It's Podcast Friday with Capt. Julianne Gillespie and Exercise / Aerospace Physiology!

Human Performance is a vital part of many key jobs besides sports and athletics.  Our podcast guest today, Air Force Captain Julianne Gillespie, is an Aerospace Physiologist with a fighter group and is also a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist with a Masters degree!  We have a great conversation with Capt. Gillespie about the demands of flying high-performance jets and how exercise physiology can help optimize pilot performance.  Enjoy!
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109 - It's Podcast Friday with National H.S. Athletic Director of the Year Kevin Ozee!

109 - It's Podcast Friday with National H.S. Athletic Director of the Year Kevin Ozee!

Many students get their athletic experiences during their junior-high/high-school education.  Thus, providing safe, well-coached, and organized athletic programs in a public school setting is critical.  Our podcast guest today - 2013 National High School Athletic Director of the Year Kevin Ozee, from the Southlake Carroll Independent School District - knows a lot about this subject and takes time to chat with us about the challenges, rewards, and motivation for providing great athletic programs ...
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108 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, metabolism and nutrition!

108 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, metabolism and nutrition!

So many people wonder about metabolism, especially with all the media-coverage about weight loss.  Renowned metabolism researcher, Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, the Director of Texas A&M's Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity, joins us in the podcast today to talk about nutrition, metabolism, cancer, and exercise!  Dr. Deutz has published over 250 scientific articles and is currently well-funded by the National Institutes of Health to do research in these areas.  This is a great co...
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102 - It's Podcast Friday with Karl Kapchinski and Athletic Injuries!

102 - It's Podcast Friday with Karl Kapchinski and Athletic Injuries!

Karl Kapchinski returns from the front-lines of treating athletes with a great conversation about current issues regarding injuries - like concussions - and the best way to treat them.  Mr. Kapchinski is the Head Athletic Trainer here at Texas A&M and as such is the center of the efforts to keep players healthy (including our most famous football player).  This is a great inside view into the world of athletic training and some of the 'behind-the-scenes' that help teams remain competitiv...
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97 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Weston Porter and Breast Cancer!

97 - It's Podcast Friday with Dr. Weston Porter and Breast Cancer!

The scientific literature is very clear: regular physical activity may be the best medicine available.  In particular, there are several forms of cancer that regular exercise can prevent.  Breast cancer is one of the cancers that is prevented with exercise and we are pleased to have Dr. Weston Porter join us to chat about breast cancer and some of the new discoveries in the cancer field.  If you've wondered what work is actually being done to try to prevent and 'cure' cancer, you sho...
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